Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Estate Auction



For weeks and weeks we prepared for my husband's parents' estate auction. The auction was sad for our family. It was amazing some of the things on which we bid. There were some items that had very special meanings - especially for our daughters. I was the high bidder on several things. I bought the crocks and jewelry display case that I really wanted. However, was outbid on a candy display case and bedroom suit.

This first thing treasure is this plate that was in a box lot.

These are two of the crocks that I bought.
This is the ten gallon crock that I really wanted. I'm not sure how I'll use it. I was thinking of having a special dried arrangement made for it that I can change with the seasons. This is the antique jewelry display case that I really wanted. My father-in-law was in business for over 65 years and he bought this used when he first started in business. The curved glass was broken. In this photo the jewelry case is at the sale on top of one of the candy cases.
We had the curved glass replaced. The person that replaced the glass did not replace the mirrors. He said that it would take away from the case. I am going to buy a piece of fabric, probably velour or velvet to put in the bottom of the case and display some of my collections. We're not sure exactly how or where we will display the jewelry case. You can see the old mirror in the back of the case.
There were several pieces of pink depression glass but I only bought two pieces. I am saving those for another posting.
I bought several other pieces of glassware, old service station advertising signs, linen, and some small items that have a special meaning. I'll share those with you another time.

11 comments:

Chris said...

I'm sure that was a sad event for you and your family. I love those crocks,can't wait to see what you do with them.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Oh what lovely items you were able to win from your family estate sale. You have a large piece of history...family history in those items.

~Blessings,
Jan

Bo said...

Hi Sweetie...I am so glad you posted about the auction because I was wondering if you got the crocks you wanted...love that jewelry case! ;-) Bo

Jen said...

Hi Sweetie
Thanks for stopping in at my blog you are welcome any time.
Love the crocks, I have several scattered around my house.
Blessings to you-Jen

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey sweetie! Thank you so much for coming by and for your prayers too. The things you got from your husbands parents estate are so pretty. I just love old vintage plates...they are one of my favorite things that I love to collect. What treasures you have.
I really don't know how to say this, but I just want to say, that I am so sorry about you having lost your daughter last year. I noticed the pictures on your side bar, and she's beautiful as are all of your family. God Bless you and your family. I will be praying for you and your family. A great big hug to ya...
xoxo,
Queenie

Kathy said...

It is so hard to break up a loved ones household and sell their belongings. When we had to do this for my Grandmother I ended up having to take out a loan because there were things that I just couldn't let go to strangers (like an old curved glass china cabinet that still has the original sticker on the back stating who it was shipped to - a distant relative). I'm so glad I got the loan and bought the items, I will always cherish them.

Nancy said...

Well, even though it was a sad time for you, you did manage to get some very nice items. Sorry to hear you were out bid on some.
It is so important to our kids to know their ancestors.
Hope you are having a good day.
Nancy

Nancy said...

Hi again Sweetie,
I just wanted to tell you I posted a blog award for you today on my blog.
Nancy

Heidi said...

I have a piece of that pink depression glass which I treasure as it belonged to my grandmother. And I LOVE your crocks.

Hugs ~
Heidi

imjacobsmom said...

Well, at least you got your crocks. I'm a crock lover, too. Are they Redwing? I remember when my Gramma had her sale..it was tough to take, thats for sure! ~ Robyn

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Lovely, lovely family heirlooms you have.

Blessings,

Sher